The Biotope of Ponteacco/Petjag


A short nature trail leads from the village of Ponteacco/Petjag through a forest to the River Natisone/Nadiža, and to an old mill. Along the trail, amidst unspoiled nature, there is a small cave, named Škratova jama (Dwarf’s Cave); not far from it, there is another cave, Jama dol par malne (Cave down by the Mill; the shelter of Biarzo), considered one of the oldest human dwelling places in the north-eastern Alpine area, inhabited between the Paleolithic and Neolithic ages, of which archaeological finds bear evidence. Near the cave, in the village of Biarzo/Bjarč, there is a mill dating from 1821, which operated until the great flood of 22 June 1958 and was restored after the 1976 earthquake.


Photo: ISK Benečija

Access and useful info


Centro visitatori ‟Walk of Peace”,
IAT Valli del Natisone
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre,

IAT Valli del Natisone)
Via Alpe Adria, 73
I–33049 S. Pietro al Natisone (UD)
+39 349 3241168, +39 339 8403196


GPS coordinates

46.145893, 13.486986

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